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Is There Life After Death?

Is There Life After Death?

  • Author: Rebecca O'Connor
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780737724073
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 106
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Presents opposing viewpoints on the issue of life after death, including essays with religious and scientific perspectives.

Is There Life After Death?

Is There Life After Death?

The Latest Evidence Analysed

  • Author: Robert Kastenbaum
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • ISBN: 9781853751882
  • Category: Death
  • Page: 288
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Is There Life After Death?

Is There Life After Death?

The Extraordinary Science of What Happens When We Die

  • Author: Anthony Peake
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • ISBN: 1848379668
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: N.A
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Life is not what it seems. Do you occasionally have that strange feeling known as déjà vu? Do you sometimes feel that you know what is going to happen next? Do you ever have a strong feeling that actions you are about to take are the right (or wrong) thing to do? All these perceptions may be everyday clues to your immortality. This book pr...

The Myth of an Afterlife

The Myth of an Afterlife

The Case against Life After Death

  • Author: Michael Martin,Keith Augustine
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0810886782
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 708
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Because every single one of us will die, most of us would like to know what—if anything—awaits us afterward, not to mention the fate of lost loved ones. Given the nearly universal vested interest in deciding this question in favor of an afterlife, it is no surprise that the vast majority of books on the topic affirm the reality of life after death without a backward glance. But the evidence of our senses and the ever-gaining strength of scientific evidence strongly suggest otherwise. In The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death, Michael Martin and Keith Augustine collect a series of contributions that redress this imbalance in the literature by providing a strong, comprehensive, and up-to-date casebook of the chief arguments against an afterlife. Divided into four separate sections, this collection opens with a broad overview of the issues, as contributors consider the strongest evidence of whether or not we survive death—in particular the biological basis of all mental states and their grounding in brain activity that ceases to function at death. Next, contributors consider a host of conceptual and empirical difficulties that confront the various ways of “surviving” death—from bodiless minds to bodily resurrection to any form of posthumous survival. Then essayists turn to internal inconsistencies between traditional theological conceptions of an afterlife—heaven, hell, karmic rebirth—and widely held ethical principles central to the belief systems supporting those notions. In the final section, authors offer critical evaluations of the main types of evidence for an afterlife. Fully interdisciplinary, The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death brings together a variety of fields of research to make that case, including cognitive neuroscience, philosophy of mind, personal identity, philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, psychical research, and anomalistic psychology. As the definitive casebook of arguments against life after death, this collection is required reading for any instructor, researcher, and student of philosophy, religious studies, or theology. It is sure to raise provocative issues new to readers, regardless of background, from those who believe fervently in the reality of an afterlife to those who do not or are undecided on the matter.

There Is Life After Death

There Is Life After Death

  • Author: Tom Harpur
  • Publisher: Dundurn.com
  • ISBN: 0887628346
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 336
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There is Life After Death is both illuminating and comforting in its message and conclusions — and goes a long way in putting to rest one of the last great taboos of our culture.

Is There Life After Death?

Is There Life After Death?

An Examination of the Empirical Evidence

  • Author: David Lester
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476609357
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 256
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People have believed in the existence of life after death throughout human history and in all regions of the world. Mere belief, however, does not make it true. What is the empirical evidence for life after death? Has any significant research been conducted, and if so, what conclusions does it suggest? In fact there exists a large body of research on topics relevant to the question of life after death. This book objectively examines that research, drawing together the observations of social science regarding such phenomena as reincarnation, near-death experiences, deathbed visions, cases of possession by dead spirits, and apparitions of the deceased. It considers possibilities including survival of consciousness and survival of personality, and reflects on the logical problems inherent in any model of postmortem survival. An extensive bibliography lists hundreds of studies of life-after-death phenomena.

Is There Life After Death?

Is There Life After Death?

  • Author: Jürgen Moltmann,D. Lyle Dabney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 66
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Life After Death

Life After Death

A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion

  • Author: Alan Segal
  • Publisher: Image
  • ISBN: 0307874737
  • Category: History
  • Page: 880
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A magisterial work of social history, Life After Death illuminates the many different ways ancient civilizations grappled with the question of what exactly happens to us after we die. In a masterful exploration of how Western civilizations have defined the afterlife, Alan F. Segal weaves together biblical and literary scholarship, sociology, history, and philosophy. A renowned scholar, Segal examines the maps of the afterlife found in Western religious texts and reveals not only what various cultures believed but how their notions reflected their societies’ realities and ideals, and why those beliefs changed over time. He maintains that the afterlife is the mirror in which a society arranges its concept of the self. The composition process for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam begins in grief and ends in the victory of the self over death. Arguing that in every religious tradition the afterlife represents the ultimate reward for the good, Segal combines historical and anthropological data with insights gleaned from religious and philosophical writings to explain the following mysteries: why the Egyptians insisted on an afterlife in heaven, while the body was embalmed in a tomb on earth; why the Babylonians viewed the dead as living in underground prisons; why the Hebrews remained silent about life after death during the period of the First Temple, yet embraced it in the Second Temple period (534 B.C.E. –70 C.E.); and why Christianity placed the afterlife in the center of its belief system. He discusses the inner dialogues and arguments within Judaism and Christianity, showing the underlying dynamic behind them, as well as the ideas that mark the differences between the two religions. In a thoughtful examination of the influence of biblical views of heaven and martyrdom on Islamic beliefs, he offers a fascinating perspective on the current troubling rise of Islamic fundamentalism. In tracing the organic, historical relationships between sacred texts and communities of belief and comparing the visions of life after death that have emerged throughout history, Segal sheds a bright, revealing light on the intimate connections between notions of the afterlife, the societies that produced them, and the individual’s search for the ultimate meaning of life on earth. From the Hardcover edition.

Life After Death

Life After Death

  • Author: Tom Harpur
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
  • ISBN: 9780771039386
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 369
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Harpur searches for evidence of life after death in the realms of science, psychology, the Bible, and world religions.

There Is Life After Death

There Is Life After Death

Compelling Reports From Those Who Have Glimpsed the Afterlife

  • Author: Roy Abraham Varghese
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • ISBN: 1601637586
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 288
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Is death the end? Or, to put it another way, do we survive bodily death? Some shrug their shoulders and declare we simply can’t know. Others just say “No.” And a few, flying their philosophical colors, pretentiously profess to not even understand the question. Curiously, the overwhelming majority of human beings throughout the course of history have taken it for granted that death is not the end, that there is a life after death. This striking and seemingly instinctive belief has been embodied in the religious traditions and philosophical reflections of most cultures. There is Life After Death is the first of its kind in that it assembles and analyzes a comprehensive range of data on life after death and then provides a framework to understand the data. No previous book has given a concrete structure of the afterlife that is based on the accounts of “eye”-witnesses, as well as on data from diverse sources. Above all, the book provides exciting and compelling answers to the urgent question: what lies on the other side?